The hip traveler often skips the hotel and decides to go for a more local experience by choosing an Airbnb. This homestay and accommodation network has been enabling people to list or rent short-term lodging in residential properties since 2008. On your next visit to Seoul, why not give one of these 13 incredible Airbnbs a try?
A sweethome near Hongik univ.
Having been featured in a famous Korean lifestyle magazine, this dreamy property is a great choice for anyone looking to stay on a budget but wanting to stay close to major attractions and transportation. The apartment is located near Hongik University subway station and is surrounded by hip cafés, restaurants, and green spaces. Host Jinho loves traveling and meeting new people.
Price: Around £35 per night
Myeong Dong Portable Wifi #1
If you want to be in the heart of Seoul close to the best shopping district, this lovely Airbnb will take your breath away. Two sisters, J and K, host this lovely studio apartment located a mere 8-minute walk from Myeong-dong, Seoul’s largest shopping area. On top of that, the sisters also give guests a complimentary portable Wi-Fi egg to stay connected anywhere you go.
Price: Around £43 per night
HP’s Cozy house
Located on a high floor facing the Han River, this home offers splendid views of the river during the day and at night. Host Hyunphil has received over 30 positive reviews and is a proud Airbnb host. The apartment comes with free Wi-Fi and is close to Mapo Station.
Price: Around £23 per night
Central Classic Loft / Jongno / SNUH (C204)
Enjoy a cozy loft experience in this amazing Airbnb. Host Dennis rents out various lofts in the area and is proud of this property in Dongdaemun. The loft is tastefully furnished and has a modern aesthetic. Moreover, guests can take advantage of the complimentary housekeeping service from Monday to Friday. The area surrounding the property is the ideal location to shop for traditional Korean souvenirs and gifts to take back home.
Price: Around £86 per night
Clean and tidy Studio
Host Haejun and her photographer husband have traveled extensively and enjoy hosting visitors from all over the world in their stunning garden home. With over 100 happy guests having passed through the doors, this is one of the most popular Airbnbs in Seoul. The clean studio offers all the usual facilities but what’s truly special about this location is the green garden. In the spring, the home is surrounded by a sea of pink cherry blossoms.
Price: Around £34 per night
Tradition with modern. Lovely & cosy.
This home could easily be mistaken for a teahouse due to it’s traditional décor. Countless exquisite teapots adorn the property’s nooks and crannies, and the beautiful calligraphy art pieces add to the cultural theme. No wonder, as this Airbnb is located very close to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Host Dain appreciates tea culture and even offers to set up traditional tea ceremonies for his guests.
Price: Around £47 per night
With private terrace! @ Hongdae
Host Junwon’s Airbnb is the perfect place for those who want to situate themselves amid the hustle and bustle of Seoul. Located in the vibrant Hongdae area, the home is surrounded by cafés, restaurants, shopping and exciting nightlife options. What makes this place stand out is its rooftop terrace, which gives guests a spectacular view of the city.
Price: Around £39 per night
927 Penthouse Double bed @Middle of Gangnam
Jacy and Kevin have a wonderful penthouse in the middle of Seoul’s Gangnam district. The area is notorious for its many plastic surgery clinics, designer shopping opportunities and music labels. If you are planning on getting some work done in Seoul, this lovely Penthouse is the perfect place to stay. Jacy and Kevin serve pumpkin soup every morning, ideal for a quick post-surgery recovery.
Price: Around £27 per night
Cozy Duplex P8 @ Hongdae
Landscape architect Steve offers his wonderful duplex house to travelers from all corners of the world. Located in Hongdae, the beautiful home boasts a minimalist black and white design accented with wood elements. The small upstairs features a cozy bed and just the right amount of privacy. In addition, the home is connected to the AREX Airport train and offers 24-hour security guards and 24-hour luggage storage, plus free Wi-Fi and a washing machine.
Price: Around £61 per night
Orange Cube House
If you are looking for an unconventional place to stay in Seoul, look no further. This orange cube house consists of 14 individual shipping containers. Host Daewon incorporated three different types of apartment into the space: penthouses, t-shaped flats and duplex units. The cube is located a 5-minute walk from Itaewon, Seoul’s foreigner district, and is three bus stops from Dongdaemun.
Price: Around £52 per night
Warm and relaxing house in Gangnam Sinsa
Those who appreciate sophisticated designs and art will love Joohye’s Airbnb. Located in Seoul’s popular Garosu-gil area, this home is close to Sinsa subway station. The whole area is filled with hip cafés, restaurants, popular designer flagship stores and the Simone Handbag Museum. You simply cannot go wrong choosing this Airbnb for your stay in Seoul.
Price: Around £48 per night
Rooftop garden villa & BBQ Gangnam
If you are looking for an extravagant location to call home when in Seoul, Jisung’s rooftop garden villa will blow you away. The luxurious property is located in Gangnam, and features an outside BBQ area as well as a large garden. The home is thoughtfully decorated in a Korean and Japanese design with the concept of feng shui in mind. Due to its unique flair, this property has been featured in a magazine and was used as a filming site for a movie.
Price: Around £128 per night
#2 Artist’s Room, Gangnam, Samsung, Sinsa, Garden
Architect ByungYup remodeled his two-story house to offer Airbnb housing options on the second floor while he lives with his family on the first floor. There are three different rooms available: the artist’s room, the writer’s room and the architect’s room. Every room features key elements to reflect each theme. The art room is our favorite as it displays traditional Korean paintings. The design of the entire building is thought-provoking and inspirational—ideal for anyone working in a creative field.
Price: Around £48 per night